'Going Native' and 'Feel the Field'!?

Leibphänomenologisch-ethnografische Zugänge zu Kampfsportarten und Kampfkünsten

  • Florian Hartnack Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Keywords: Phenomenology, Qualitative Research, Felt Body, Ethnography


Martial arts are characterized by their immediate physicality. The single combat offers a field of movement which, in addition to the observation and phenomenological description of physical practices, enables a kind of co-sensation. In sociological-qualitative research, the affective involvement of the researcher or the researcher’s subjective body can be used as an essential medium of knowledge to open up new perspectives on movement practices.

In order to describe the fields of motion with intensive body contact phenomenologically, the article aims to show—with special consideration of the corporeality—how, in addition to a praxeological perspective or dense description of acting actors, the bodily sensation in the ethnographic description of single combats can also represent an additional knowledge-generating medium.

How to Cite
Hartnack, F. (2018). ’Going Native’ and ’Feel the Field’!?. Journal of Martial Arts Research, 1(2). https://doi.org/10.15495/ojs_25678221_12_32
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